Erwin Wurm


Austrian artist Erwin Wurm currently has an exhibition titled “I Love My Time, I Don’t Like My Time” at the Frye Museum in Seattle, Washington. The exhibition features work from the ’90s to 2006. Wurm’s humorous work has a reputation for challenging the traditional notions of sculpture. His works are often exhibited in the form of photographic documentation of temporary sculptures created with the interaction of a participant. The image above is from a series titled “Instructions on How to Be Politically Incorrect,” which depict scenarios of personal invasion as individuals search for bombs in humorous and unlikely places. Other works include “One Minute Sculptures” in which viewers follow the artist’s instructions by combining their own body with common objects to create temporary sculptures. Wurm has shown internationally with more than eight exhibitions in 2006, including works with MUMOK in Vienna, Austria (on view now) and the CAPC Musee d’art Contemporain in Bordeaux, France. In 2005, the artist was reviewed by both Artforum (January) and Flash Art Magazine (January-Febuary). Wurm continues to live and work in Vienna and New York.